The Machine

Upton Sinclair (1878 - 1968)

Upton Sinclair is best known for his novel The Jungle, an expose of the meatpacking industry. He was also a playwright whose works for the stage reflected the same progressive viewpoints found in his other writing. In The Machine, published as part of Sinclair's 1912 collection Plays of Protest, Socialist activists show a rich man's daughter the truth about the society in which she has been raised. (Summary by wildemoose)

Julia Patterson, a magazine writer: Elizabeth Klett
Jack Bullen, a parlor Socialist: Dale Burgess
Laura Hegan, Hegan's daughter: Arielle Lipshaw
Allan Montague, a lawyer: Bellona Times
Jim Hegan, the traction king: ToddHW
Annie Roberts, a girl of the slums: Lucy Perry
Robert Grimes, the boss: John Steigerwald
Andrews, Hegan's secretary: Max K├Ârlinge
Parker, a clerk: Marty Kris
Narrator: Linette Geisel

Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

Genre(s): Plays, Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:30:48
Play 02 Act 2 00:36:01
Play 03 Act 3 00:32:22